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David Rodigan's Exclusive Interview on Why he Resigned from KISS FM

New York, New York December 2012  - Fames British selector and prominent radio DJ David Rodigan, who is the reigning winner of Irish and Chin's World Clash R.E.S.E.T., gave his very first interview since resigning from U.K.'s KISS FM, to Sound Chat Radio. 

In what is undoubtedly one of Sound Chat Radio's best interviews since its debut, David Rodigan offered show host Garfield 'Chin' Bourne and listeners a very heartfelt breakdown of the reason behind his controversial decision to resign from KISS FM radio station, after a 22 year properous relationship.  Untimately, David Rodigan elaborated on his 'bold stand' for Reggae music and shed light on what's happening to the 'specialist' genre of Reggae music globally.

Rodigan, recognized through out the world for his dynamic role in purveying Jamaican music and culture, decries the continued 'marginalization' of Reggae music.  After more than two decades of delighting listeners with the best in Reggae music during a respectable time slot, Rodigan's resignation was prompted after being moved to a midnight slot, one where he would reach far less listeners than before.  While the legendary personality says he doesn't have 'bad blood' with KISS FM, he expressed that he is saddened by the presumption that Reggae music has limited relevance and value, a disheartening mindset that is impacting Reggae music globally.

The legendary selector also further examined the impact of pirate radio stations on Reggae music, Jamaica music's rich history/culture and resilience and the future/next life of the 'specialist' Reggae music genre.


Source: Irish & Chin Sound Chat Radio